The first month of the year is almost over. The time is perfect.
New Year Resolutions are so last year. They’re almost always inspired by peer pressure and made in moments of regrettable levity, and they usually end up having a shelf life of a fortnight. Yes, there are some people who see resolutions through, and on behalf of the rest of us “normal” folks, I say, “Good for you.”
But I feel like starting something new and resolute, something like a time capsule, perhaps we could call it a life resolution. Instead of trying to do something different ever year, how about making a set of goals that will make this world a better place for the long haul? This pretty much means making ourselves better people to reflect God’s love to more people and become better stewards of the talents we have been blessed with. I would like to focus mine life resolutions on technology as that’s where my personal passions are.
My Technology Life Resolutions
Here are a couple of things I have to desperately work on:
Get a good devotion
Get into the Word this lifetime. We all know you don’t even need to carry around a physical workbook anymore. There are several apps that are out there that can help: Logos has Faithlife Study Bible app, Olive Tree Bible Study App offers free resources and PocketBible from Laridian has devotional material too. Lifechurch.tv (YouVersion and BibleX), Bible Gateway, and other apps all have study resources available for free and/or sale, and these apps are all somewhat multi-platform.
Pay it forward with technology
Look, I understand. Collecting technology is addicting, but what better way to fill a gap for someone in need by giving them a phone that can be used with a prepaid account? Maybe you can even install one of the apps above as a parting gift. And don’t stop at smartphones. Bless someone with a laptop, tablet or even PDA collecting dust in the garage. Even an unused SD card can be a blessing.
Bless a developer
We use that wonderful, beautiful app for free. Everyday, even. This lifetime, I demand we either buy a license, donate to the one-man hobbyist developer… or do all the above. Heard of Humble Bundle? There ya go.
I apologize for the plug, but it needs to be said. These guys love God, and they love technology, and seeing it intersect is a blessing for me. I want to see you partake in this.
What technology life resolutions would you like to make?